Beat the Summer Heat

The dog days of summer are now in full swing, and it’s going to be tough to keep your cool outside of air-conditioned environments. Reader’s Digest offers a number of tricks to help stay cool through the summer heat, including making a refreshing peppermint tea mist and chilling your bed linens. Above all, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and avoid large, protein-heavy meals if you want to beat the heat, experts say. While ribs and brats from the grill may be tempting, metabolizing a big meal can raise one’s body temperature by 2 degrees!

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